stand-alone and grid-tied power systems, hybrid renewable energy systems Photo courtesy of Willpower Electric, LLC

The Greener the Better

Training electricians to go green — learning everything they can about sustainable work practices and renewable energy systems — ultimately leads to new job opportunities, additional certification, and potentially more lucrative pay.

Solar installations could reach the 1 million mark in 2015, according to the Solar Electric Industries Association (SEIA). Last year, SEIA found that 36% of new electric generation came from solar, and 143,000 people worked in the industry, which is up 43% since 2012.

As opportunities heat up in this market, electrical contracting firms are training their field workforce to install renewable energy systems nationwide. In some states, journeyman electricians are already qualif

Register to view the full article

Register on EC&M and gain access to premium content, including this article and much more.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.